Real Sociedad sporting director confident of securing Campbell signing from Arsenal

The Spanish side are awaiting a final agreement with Arsenal, to complete their move for the Joel Campbell.

Having missed out on signing Danny Ings from Burnley, after he eventually decided Liverpool was his best option, Real Sociedad haven't rested on their laurels, as they seek to make improvements to their squad.

Speaking with Cadena SER radio, Real Sociedad sporting director Loren, who is hard at work on David Moyes' summer shopping list of targets, confirmed that Joel Campbell "has conveyed his willingness to join" the Spanish club.

So with the Costa Rica international having agreed terms on a move to La Liga, the only thing remaining to conclude, according to Loren, "is for Arsenal to formulate the deal they want."

Loren also pointed out: "It's not an easy deal. He's a valuable player and Arsenal aren't moving quickly with negotiations."

As yet, it isn't clear whether the signing of Campbell would be on loan, or if there's the possibility of a permanent move, although Real Sociedad currently seem open to both options.

However, The Daily Mail recently reported that the Spanish side may have offered as much as £6 million, leading Loren to acknowledge: "Our interest has been validated by our manager (David Moyes), but we have to work patiently."

Cambell is highly unlikely to feature in the plans of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, so a return to La Liga would appear to suit the 22-year-old, as he seeks to guarantee himself regular first-team football, following his previous loan spell with Villarreal.

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